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Do I have to say my full legal name during the vows

"Do I have to say my full legal name during the vows?"

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Do I have to say my full legal name during the vows?

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Yes, however if you have a name that you are uncomfortable with, then it is possible to mention your name at some other stage during the ceremony (prior to the exchange of vows). Your full legal name must be mentioned at least once during the ceremony. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Is it Legal for couples to get married in the Nude?

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Yes, it is legal and perfectly natural for couples (who are that way inclined), to say their wedding vows totally naked. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Where can we say our wedding vows in Fitzroy North?

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I recommend saying your vows at either Moonlight or the beautiful Edinburgh Gardens. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Can we change our Legal Vows?

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No, legal vows cannot be changed (but personalised vows can). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Do we memorise our Legal Vow?

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No, you repeat your Legal Vow after me. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?

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Nullity relates to marriages that are not considered legal (despite a ceremony having taken place), whereas Divorce (dissolution) relates to marriages that are legal (but have broken down due to various circumstances). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Can my partner and I legally hyphenate our names to create a new name?

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Yes, however you will need to complete a 'Change of Name Certificate 'to make your new name legal. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Can we include Personalised Vows?

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Yes, many couples prefer to write their own personalised vows to each other. These are generally added after the Legal Vows. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What is the Ring Ceremony?

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This is the traditional giving of the ring ceremony. During the ring exchange, couple's may choose to say a few words. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Where can you recommend we say our vows if planning our wedding ceremony in Sorrento?

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The upmarket suburb of Sorrento is situated at the end of the Mornington Peninsula. There are two amazing venues I highly recommend: All Smiles, and The Baths. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Are there any outdoor locations in St Kilda where we can say our wedding Vows?

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Yes, you could say your vows in the Catani Gardens or manicured St Kilda Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, you could say your vows at St Kilda Beach, surrounded by palm trees and a view of the City of Melbourne in the distance. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Where in Surrey Hills can couples say their vows?

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Couples can get married at either Arlington (Wattle Park Chalet), or in the beatiful Wattle Park itself. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Why do some couples want to say their vows whilst totally naked?

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Some couples share the belief that being naked is un-inhibiting, natural, and a symbol of complete vulnerability. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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I read that you are also an accomplished pianist?

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Yes, during my daily life I am a piano mentor, as well as having performed as a pianist from a very early age. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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When are the Vows taken during the Ceremony?

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In my ceremonies, the Vows are exchanged after 'The Asking'. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What does it mean to use a name by Association?

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Using a name by association simply means you adopt a name by using it. Whilst it is not legal (ie; you can't use it to get a passport, social security or insurance), it is not illegal. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Does an Interpreter have to complete any legal paperwork?

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Yes, the Interpreter must sign a declaration, stating that they have translated the proceedings to the best of their ability. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony?

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Yes, it is illegal for me to use words from the Montum and Legal Vow section of the Australian Marriage Act when marrying gay same sex couples. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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When does the bride lift her veil back during the ceremony?

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There are three possible points at which a bride may lift her veil. 1 - The father of the bride can lift her veil back during the hand-over to the groom. 2 - The groom can lift her veil back just prior to the commencement of the ceremony. 3 - The groom can lift her veil back just before the big kiss, after they are pronounced husband and wife. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia?

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Firstly, gay same sex marriages are generally referred to as a committment ceremonies, and secondly there is no legal paperwork. The wording during a gay union must be different to a legal civil union, whilst there is also no government marriage certificate issued. There is also no filing with Births Deaths and Marriages after the ceremony, because the Australian government does not currently recognised gay same sex marriages as legal. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Does each partner write their own Vows separately?

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Some couples write their vows together, in order that they speak the same words during the vow exchange. Other couples write their vows separately, and surprise each other on the wedding day. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Can I still use my maiden name after I am married?

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Yes, you can legally use either your maiden name or married name (depending on your requirements). Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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When can my children begin using my new married name?

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Your childrens names are legally the name that is printed on their birth certificates, however they can use your married name through association or usage. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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What if a husband wants to take his wifes name?

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If a husband wants to take his wifes name, he would have to physically change his name via a 'Change of Name Certificate'. Need to know more? Talk to me today about getting married - Call: 0400 161 078

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